Interesting read – a report on the proceedings at the World Congress on the GSD. Items of particular note:
- bloodlines for the working dog are from a much wider base, with breeding for show lines being market-driven, and so from a much narrower gene pool.
- there is no chance for a reliable genetic test for existing or future hip dysplasia.
- a consensus that “modern dog training” for working dogs is compatible with international training rules.
Worth reading the full article.